how to take pictures of artwork for your art portfolio
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DESCRIPTIONRead this article to learn lighting, positioning, and camera set-up, as well as what to do during after taking pictures, to get good shots for your artwork.
If the sun is too bright, find shade to dial down the intensity of the
artwork as it appears on your
If you wish to shoot your artwork indoors, use powerful lights to
avoid certain parts of your artworks from being darker. The higher the wattage of the light, the more evenly the light will
be distributed to your artwork.
Set up your lights so that it is approximately four meters away from the
artwork and 45 degrees from where you will be
taking the picture.
For paintings, set up your lights on one corner (still
45 degrees from the artwork and you) to cast shadows on the strokes
and reveal texture.
Having two lights, setting them up on both sides of the artworks minimizes texture and can remove
wrinkles on the artwork’s surface.
Turn off the room lights when
Positioning your artwork
Place your artwork on a wall so that it
Make sure that the wall is white or plain so that the focus is on the artwork.
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